Medieval Heritage of the Balkans: Institutions and Culture

Project Director

Danica Popović, PhD

Project Team

Valentina Živković, PhD
Marka Tomić-Đurić, PhD

Ognjen Krešić, MA
Aleksanar Fotić, PhD
Tomislav Jovanović, PhD
Smilja Marjanović-Dušanić, PhD
Branislav Cvetković, PhD
Nebojša Porčić, PhD
Žarko Vujošević, PhD

Research encompasses several topics relating to the institutions, culture and art of medieval Serbia.
A. Institutions of state and church: 1. Power and identity. Political iconography in medieval Serbia; 2. Christians in the Ottoman empire in the 15th to 18th centuries. The status, manner of functioning and role of the Orthodox church within the Ottoman empire; 3. Anchoretic monasticism in medieval Serbia. The solitary way of life as parallel with and alternative to coenobitic monasticism.
B. Literature: 1. Works of medieval Serbian writers and Old Serbian translations; 2. Areopagitic writings in medieval Serbian theology.
C. Culture and art: 1. Fresco programmes and iconography in the narthexes of 13th-century Serbian churches; 2. Art and society in late medieval and Renaissance Kotor (art, spirituality, culture and social structures in Kotor in the 14th to 16th centuries).